Large private garden, patio area
Historic Town house
B and B or Rental potential
In the historic centre of a hilltown
Established B and B (15 years)
This renovated townhouse is situated in a small but lively mediaeval walled city in the hills of Tuscany to the north of Lucca. The town is well served with public transport with regular trains and buses to Lucca and Pisa. The nearest international airport is Pisa which has excellent direct services to the UK, Ireland, throughout Europe and to the USA and the Middle East. The town has many excellent restaurants and bars within a short walk of the property. Local shops and supermarket provide all the food and necessities for the business. There is a weekly market. The town has a well maintained open air swimming pool, tennis courts, a riding school and good hiking and hill walking in the surrounding hills. Beaches are accessible on the coast within one hour. Throughout the year there are music festivals and concerts, including international festivals of Opera and Jazz, and many food festivals.
The house has 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms plus 3 public rooms, kitchen, laundry and stores. It would make an elegant family home, holiday home or rental property.
At present the house is run as a very successful Bed and Breakfast. The current owners are planning to retire and the opportunity exists for purchasers to continue the success of the venture which was started in March 2005. Date of handover is flexible and subject to negotiation.
The property is for sale, vacant or if required, complete with furniture and appropriate equipment, with an active website (Mobile device friendly) and with registration on Tripadvisor. The property, with accommodation for 10 guests, has had Certificates of Excellence issued by Tripadvisor in each of the past 7 years with Customer Satisfaction rated at over 99%.
This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a beautiful property in an exciting location and with the potential to run a successful lifestyle business.
The price is negotiable around €560,000 for the property plus around €20,000 for furniture, fittings, equipment and business assets (website etc) if required.
The property has the following accommodation over four levels:
At entrance street level:
Guest sitting room, library
Owners apartment consisting of Double bedroom with en suite shower room, large sitting room with office area.
Lower floor with street access:
Dining, breakfast room with a chestnut wood table and seating for 12; fridge and water boiler.
Kitchen with sink, hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge
Food store and preparation area with fridge and slicing machine.
Accessed from outside a boiler room with deepfreeze and storage.
Door leading across to large private walled garden.
Double bedroom 1 with en suite shower room and balcony
Double bedroom 2 with en suite shower room and balcony
Bedroom 3 with en suite shower room
Laundry with racking for bedding, washing machine and tumble dryer, rotary iron
Double bedroom 4 with en suite bathroom (bath tub not shower)
Family suite consisting of
Double bedroom 5 sharing private shower room with
All bedrooms have double or single beds, drawers and hanging space. There is gas central heating throughout and high speed WiFi internet.
A permit for parking at the property is available to residents.